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University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Records

Identifier: MC 1145

Scope and Content Note

Much of the printed material has been removed for separate cataloging in the Arkansas Collection or to include with serials previously cataloged. The topical files were created by the organization's administrative headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. A wide variety of materials such as reports, memorandum, printed ephemera and photographs were gathered by Extension Service personnel into Folders bearing extremely broad subject headings. The arrangement of the topical Folders as described herein preserves the original labels, although some duplication has been eliminated and extremely thick files have been subdivided.


  • 1914-1988


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

The Cooperative Extension Service is an agency for rural development administered jointly by the University of Arkansas, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the various county governments in the state of Arkansas. First organized in 1914 by authority of the Smith-Lever Act passed by the U.S. Congress, the Cooperative Extension Service combined programs of the Department of Agriculture with extension work carried on by the University of Arkansas. Initially the organization was known as Agricultural Extension Service, but in 1968 the name changed to the Cooperative Extension Service. The organization also sponsors 4-H clubs, home demonstration clubs, and assumes the duties of public education in the fields of agriculture and home economics.


7 Linear Feet (10 Boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

The records have been arranged in eight series by subject.

  1. County agent narrative and statistical reports
  2. County development plans
  3. Historical appraisal of extension work
  4. Gene Word research papers
  5. 4-H Club brochures
  6. Printed ephemera
  7. Topical files
  8. Arkansas Extension Service Personnel Photographs,

Acquisition Information

Historical and topical files created by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service administrative offices were donated to Special Collections by Wanda House of Little Rock, Arkansas, on September 25, 1991.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott; completed in October 1991.

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service Records
Kim Allen Scott
October 1991
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444